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James Jabb

05/20/1946 - 07/14/2009
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James E. Jabb, age 63, of Winneconne WI died on July 14, 2009 after a long illness. Beloved husband of Susan Bayer-Jabb. Loving father of Kersten (Michael) Matera and grandfather of Ian. Also survived by cousins Robert (Donna) Dmitt and Sandy (Richard) Bingkowski. Preceded in death by his father, Harry Jabb and his mother, Loretta Guzinski Jabb.
Also, Jim is survived by his in-laws: Helen Bayer, Liz (Frank) McKenzie, Paul Bayer, James (Kathy) Bayer, and Dave Bayer (Trish Arana). Uncle to Helen (Rick) Rubsam, Ken (Kim) McKenzie, Joe Bayer, Dan Bayer, Jon (Christine) Bayer, Amy Bayer, Chris (Trista) Rada. Great uncle of Lexie, Brittany, Colin, Annika, and Kenneth Thomas.
Jim was married to the late Frieda Wambach, during which time they worked in Chicago, traveled through Europe, and started a family.
Recently, Jim was adopted into the family of C.J. and Sandy Doxtater in a making of relatives (Hunka) ceremony. This was an extremely meaningful event is his life as he has been following Native American traditions. Jim was given the name of "Bear Comes Dancing."
Close to Jim was childhood pal Jim (Judith) Lidges and friend Barry (Sandy) Perlman. Also dear to Jim was the Chiapetta family of St. Charles IL, who invited Jim into their lives many years ago.
Many thanks to all the individuals who supported Jim. His co-workers in Waushara County provided an out-pouring of care and kindness, which meant so much to Jim. His Tai Chi companions offered their friendship, skills, and encouragement. Innumerable friends made up his group of hunting and fishing buddies.
Jim also had many wonderful memories from his time working at St. Mary's Hill Hospital in Milwaukee and at Northview Hospital in Waukesha. The experiences and mentors at these facilities helped him on his course to become a social worker and therapist.
Throughout the past two years, Dr. Gremminger and her staff provided Jim with outstanding care and support during his last course of cancer treatment.
Jim received excellent care from the staff at Mercy Medical center during his various inpatient stays and outpatient procedures.
During Jim's time of treatments and surgeries, Jim continued to have a strong will to live, fed by his strong purpose in life and love of people. His care and compassion for others, his ability to connect with people, and his zest for life made a mark on many people. In return, each person left a mark on Jim and became a part of his story.

Please share in the Celebration of Jim's life which will be held on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 1025 Tullar Rd. Neenah, with Pastor Mary Council-Austin officiating. Cremation will follow. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, July 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, and will continue on Friday at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center, 2700 W. Ninth Avenue, Suite 11, Oshkosh, WI 54904; the American Cancer Society at cancer.org; or to Mercy Medical Center, 500 S. Oakwood Road, Oshkosh, WI 54904.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
(920) 582-4242
Please submit online condolences
to www.muellerfuneralhomeinc.com

Bradley Ludtke wrote on July 17, 2009
Dear Sue I'm not sure if you will remember me but you were my nurse when I was in the hospital. I also used to go to Jim and he has helped me through some really tough times. Without him I don't know where I would be today. I saw him about a year ago and just couldn't believe what he was going through. throughout the years we have shared so much that it is hard to believe that he is no longer with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I f you need anything don't be afraid to give me a call. May god bless you and loved ones. Bradley Ludtke Neenah

Missy Carnevale & John Lewis wrote on July 17, 2009
Kersten, John & I are sending our sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family. It sounds like your Dad was a fascinating and loving man and his loss will be deeply felt, I'm sure. Please know that I'm here for you when you get back to NH. I look forward to hearing you talk of him next time we're together, if you're able. Much love, Missy Carnevale John Lewis

Marilyn Bohman wrote on July 16, 2009
Hi Sue BJ, Wow! What a awesome obituary. Not knowing your husband and reading the story of his life, makes me wish I'd known him. He knew how to savor each day given to him. You were very lucky to be his lady. He put up one heck a fight thru his battle with cancer. May all those happy and precious memories ease your heartbreaking grief. I am praying God will give you grace and strength thru this sad time in your life. Take care.

Lynn Wilson wrote on July 15, 2009
What a beautiful obituary Susie. I look forward to hearing more stories and sharing in celebration of Jim's life this week.. Love you and I'll see you soon.

Kim, Brittany and Kenneth Thomas McKenzie wrote on July 15, 2009
Although, we knew Jim for just a short time, we are amazed by his courage and love of life.

Cindy Gresl wrote on July 15, 2009
Sue, Your husband sounds like an incredible man who lived life to the fullest. I am so sorry for you loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Mike and Ellen Melland wrote on July 15, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim will be deeply missed by both of us. It made both our lives richer to have known and spent time with him. We will miss very much the deep conversations on the deck we used to have.